Languages and Literature Faculty/Staff Directory

The Department of Languages and Literature at Ferris State University consists of more than 60 faculty members. They include active Fulbright lecturers and international presenters whose varied experiences and academic backgrounds offer students diverse perspectives on languages, literature, and the social and professional cultures of the written word. Among our faculty are advisors for our English B.A., English Education, Technical and Professional Communication, and Journalism and Technical Communication programs, as well as advisors for registered student organizations and coordinators for department-sponsored student events, such as the annual Shakespeare's Birthday celebration and Prism writing contest and publication. Faculty members and students of our department are supported by our friendly administrative, secretarial, and student office staff, ready to assist you in the Arts and Sciences Commons, room 3080, or by telephone at (231) 591-3988.

Name Office Phone
Rick Amidon 
Adjunct Instructor
ASC 3027 (231) 591-2527
Sandra Balkema
Professor
PRK 120-A (231) 591-5631
Dianne Bogdan 
Adjunct Instructor
 Off-Campus  (231) 591-3988
William Burmeister 
Adjunct Instructor
ALU 013-B  (231) 591-3639
Lilia Caserta
Adjunct Instructor
ASC 3073 (231) 591-3072
John Caserta
Professor
ASC 3072 (231) 591-3604
Lynn Chrenka
Associate Professor
ASC 3038 (231) 591-5629
Carol Corbett
Adjunct Instructor
Off Campus (231) 591-3988
Debra Courtright-Nash
Professor
Department Chair
ASC 3080 (231) 591-2532
John Cullen
Professor
ASC 3042 (231) 591-5852
Roxanne Cullen
Professor
ASC 1009 (231) 591-2713
Ana Davila-Howard
Associate Professor
ASC 3062 (231) 591-5854
Carol Deurloo
Adjunct Instructor
 SCI 122-D  (231) 591-2773
Daniel Ding
Professor
ASC 3092 (231) 591-2330
Bernadette Fox
Adjunct Instructor
ASC 3025 (231) 591-2522
Steven Fox
Assistant Professor
PRK 120H (231) 591-2529
Nathan Garrelts
Associate Professor
PRK 120-I (231) 591-5899
Katherine Harris
Associate Professor
ASC 3056 (231) 591-5898
Debra Iafrate
Administrative Assistant
 ASC 3080 (231) 591-3988
John Jablonski
Professor
ASC 3089 (231) 591-5868
Andy Kantar
Professor
ASC 1017-F (231) 591-5869
Kristin Lennon
Adjunct Instructor
 ASC 3044 (231) 591-2450
Stephen Lewis
Adjunct Instructor
Off-Campus (231) 591-3988
Elaine McCullough
Professor
ASC 3077 (231) 591-5875
Phillip Middleton
Professor
ASC 3076 (231) 591-5878
Ruth Mirtz
Adjunct Instructor
Off-Campus (231) 591-3988
Laurie Nelson
Adjunct Instructor
ASC 1015-B (231) 591-3607
Nathan Nelson
Adjunct Instructor
ASC 3034 (231) 591-3074
Jerry Nickles
Adjunct Instructor
SCI 122-B (231) 591-3076
Matthew Nikkari
Professor
ASC 3028 (231) 591-2531
Daniel Noren
Professor
ASC 3060 (231) 591-5881
Jody Ollenquist
Associate Professor
PRK 120-B (231) 591-2915
Christine Persak
Associate Professor
ASC 3054 (231) 591-2918
Beth Reynolds
Adjunct Instructor
PRK 120-G (231) 591-3077
Gordon Reynolds
Professor
ASC 3066 (231) 591-2521
Gustavo Rodriguez-Moran
Assistant Professor
ASC 3036 (231) 591-5036
David Russell
Professor
ASC 3074 (231) 591-2526
Dennis Ruzicka
Assistant Professor
PRK 120-F (231) 591-3609
Rebecca Sammel
Associate Professor
ASC 3046 (231) 591-3073
Linda Sherwood
Adjunct Instructor
ASC 3075 (231) 591-5847
Phillip Sterling
Professor
ASC 3056 (231) 591-5898
Caroline Stern
Professor
ASC 3040 (231) 591-2917
Thomas Stoffer
Associate Professor
ALU 013-A (231) 591-3916
Elizabeth Stolarek
Professor
ASC 3091 (231) 591-3627
Steven Symmes
Assistant Professor
ASC 3071 (231) 591-5894
Dave Szot
Adjunct Instructor
ASC 3027 (231) 591-3988
Jonathan Taylor
Associate Professor
PRK 120-D (231) 591-5853
Jamie Thomas
Adjunct Instructor
ASC 3085 (231) 591-5046
Charles Vannette
Associate Professor
ASC 3032 (231) 591-2543
Elizabeth Verwys
Adjunct Instructor
SCI 122-C (231) 591-3075
Robert von der Osten
Professor
ASC 3026 (231) 591-2916
Christine Vonder Haar
Professor
ASC 3058 (231) 591-2528
Eric Warner
Adjunct Instructor
ASC 3070 (231) 591-5049
Tracy Webb
Associate Professor
ASC 3068 (231) 591-2533
Erin Weber
Assistant Professor
PRK 120-E (231) 591-3740
Melissa Wilkinson
Administrative Assistant
ASC 3080 (231) 591-3988
Kathleen Wykes
Adjunct Instructor
ASC 2025 (231) 591-2987